Academic excellence in laboratory medicine and pathology

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont and The University of Vermont Medical Center is committed to excellence in teaching, research, service and the practice of clinical and anatomic pathology. We integrate academic medicine into patient care and the education of future health care providers and medical researchers.


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Education

Our focus is on educational excellence for under-graduate, medical, graduate and post-graduate students. As a major educational resource to the health care professionals in the region and nation, our educational efforts focus on the development of critical thinkers with strong problem solving skills.

Science

Research

We excel in clinical and basic disease-related research. We align clinical research with the goals of the clinical enterprise and actively engage our clinical faculty. Basic research is focused in three areas: redox biology and pathology, cardiovascular disease, and histology research support. We actively engage residents and medical students.

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Patient Care

We are a regional resource for laboratory diagnosis and treatment of human disease through our teaching and clinical partner The University of Vermont Medical Center. We provide complete, state-of-the-art diagnostic, consultative and therapeutic services, and work with providers to establish cost-effective high quality programs.

Dr's Leonard and HuberA Remarkable Gift from Dr. Sally Huber, Ph.D.

At the end of Research Day (2018), Dr. Leonard gave a surprise announcement: a very generous bequest of $5 million by research faculty emerita, Dr. Sally Huber! The funds will go toward two endowed professorships for junior investigators in our department. The endowments will be named for her parents, Elmer R. Huber and Blodwen S. Huber, and will support junior research faculty for five years.(9/2018)

This amazing support will allow junior faculty time and funds to gain independence while pursuing the milestone achievement of being awarded their first R01 grant.


Announcements

From: Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, Ph.D.: What are the latest discoveries in the study of Oxygen Radicals? Join me in Ventura, CA next February and find out! 

My co-chair, Manisha Patel PhD, and I have put together a Gordon Research Conference“OXYGEN RADICALS – CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, METABOLISM, & OPPORTUNITIES FOR THERAPEUTIC DEVELOPMENT.”

GRC poster oxygen radical 2019

 See poster here

The conference will be from Feb. 2nd to 7th. For more information, go to https://www.grc.org/oxygen-radicals-conference/2020/.


Pathology Highlights

Excellence in Education The department was well represented at the Class of 2022 Foundation Awards. Rebecca Wilcox, M.D. received the AWMA Gender Equity Award, the Above & Beyond Award, the Foundations Course Director Award and the Foundations Teaching Award. Well done, Dr. Wilcox. Additional department nominees were Dr. Pam Gibson and Dr. Christi Wojewoda for the AWMA Gender Equity Award and Dr. Pam Gibson and Dr. Rebecca Wilcox for the Dean Warshaw Integration Award. Congratulations to our outstanding faculty for nominations and awards! (1/2020)

Dr. Bei Zhang, Associate Professor on the Education Scholar Pathway has been inducted into the Teaching Academy at the Larner College of Medicine at the Master Teacher level. Congratulations, Dr. Zhang! (1/2020)

Dr. Debra Leonard, M.D., Ph. D., our department chairand the Genomic Medicine Team announce the start of the Genomic Population Health Initiative. A pilot project offering Genomic DNA Testing is now underway within the University of Vermont Health Network. Read more here... (2019)

Dr. William Pendlebury, M.D., professor emeritus of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, has been selected to receive the 2019 Vermont Medical Society’s (VMS) Founders’ Award. The award recognizes Pendlebury’s leadership role and advocacy in “the fight for the diagnosis and treatment of dementia in Vermont for the past 35 years.” He will receive the award November 2 at the VMS 206th Annual Meeting in Stowe, Vt.(2019)

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